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Exhibit: Iris Van Herpen At The Groninger Museum

30 March 2012, 22.41 | Posted in Art | 1 comment »

1+Skeleton+dress+HR 4 474x540 Exhibit: Iris Van Herpen At The Groninger Museum

Netherland’s Groninger Museum opened its Iris van Herpen exhibit earlier this month, a retrospective of the Dutch couture designer applauded for her striking creations of organic, surreal, futuristic wearable (or are they?) pieces unlike the works of her peers. The museum’s website dishes in on the exhibit details:

“Each collection has its own narrative, and wearability is not the ultimate criterion. For instance, Radiation Invasion is about the invisible radiation and signals all around us that make telecommunication possible. The Synesthesia collection has a neurological phenomenon as its point of departure, where a mingling of sensory perceptions occurs. There are people who can ‘see’ music, for example, or can ‘taste’ colours.”

To have a retrospective exhibit at just 27, life is not too shabby for van Herpen. If you’re among the lucky few who happen to be in the neighborhood, seeing these designs in the flesh is a must. For those interested in planning around this exhibit, it will be displayed in the museum until September 23rd.- Rika N.Images via Groninger Museum.